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phenomenon. much, much more. we welcome rachel nichols in the cnn bleacher report at 4:00 eastern saturday afternoon. that's it for me. now to washington to my friend wolf blitzer. >> >>> a very tough day for defense secretary chuck hagel. >>> also, an unfolding scandal involving a united states senator denying allegations of prostitution and free plane trips. >>> eight "new york times" reveals its been under attacks for months by someone in china. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." we were bracing for fireworks at today's confirmation hearing for defense secretary nominee chuck hagel but it actually turned out to be even a lot tougher than many of us expected. republicans grilled hagel raising serious questions about his past statements and positions, especially about israel and iran. at times, hagel seemed to struggle to answer some of those tough questions and other times he gave answers he later had to clarify. let's go to our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin. jessica, it was a tough, tough day for chuck hagel? >> reporter: so far it has been, wolf. chuck w
news. cnn has learned an american has been killed during the hostage situation in algeria. plus the man who says he's behind the attack has the nickname "the marlboro man" and "the jihad prince." >>> the number of american husband holds with guns is on the decline but the nra's power is growing. it is growing even after newtown. breaking news, one american has been killed in the algeria hostage situation. we'll tell you what we know about that man and the other americans we are aware of tonight. let's get straight to jill dougherty at the state department. first, jill, what can you tell us about the american who died? >> there are not a lot of details. we can confirm according to a senior u.s. official that one american is dead. family has been notified that this person has died. but other than that, where they died, how they died, and maybe when they died, is not clear. after all, this began three days ago. and then the operation has been ongoing for two days. so not clear. a lot of those details. i can tell you that this afternoon, before this news broke, secretary of state hillary cl
a series of lawsuits could wipe out his fortune. one american hostage confirmed dead in algeria. cnn communicates with another hostage who managed to escape. then ra's power is growing even after newtown. let's go ""outfront."" good evening. i'm erin burr knit. "outfront" tonight, breaking news on lance armstrong. coming clean part two. the 41-year-old former cyclist continued his confession with more revelations about his cheating and lying for more than a decade. ed lavandera has been following the story. he's in austin tonight. ed? >> reporter: erin, oprah promised leading into this interview that it was at times emotional and on this second night is when we finally saw some of that emotion. lance armstrong becoming the most emotional we saw him in this two-night interview when he had to explain to his kids that he had been lying all along for more than a decade. >> when this all really started, i saw my son defending me and saying that's not true. what you're saying about my dad is not true. and it almost goes to this question of why now. yeah. that's when i knew i had to tell hi
a strong column on cnn.com. >> thank you. >> we have stacked the deck against ourselves even when we create a fiscal cliff as a way to force real, meaningful action, we choose to fail because in an odd way, failure is much easier to explain. just blame the other guy. success, on the other hand, comes with responsibility and no one wants that. so where do we end up going from here? >> well, that's the problem. we all want someone to blame, which is what we're doing here. and so republicans, you can blame them for their intrans ji dense on taxes, um blame the democrats for not doing any entitlement reform deduction. i believe you can blame the president for playing small ball when he should be playing a larger game there and maybe he will down the road. but if you actually succeed and were to do a big package and were to do tax reform, as people say they want to do, then you'd have to take responsibility for that. then you'd have to go home to the voters and say, i made the tough decisions. you might not like them but please vote for me again and members of congress are sort of afraid to do t
's shapelier than a speeding bullet. jeanne moos, cnn -- hey, get your hands off her, gary! >> is my wife going to see this? >> reporter: -- new york. >> that's it for us. "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront" tonight, speaker of the house, john boehner, kept his job. not everyone, though, is happy. we'll talk to a member of his own party who voted against him. plus, a prominent newspaper columnist suggests president obama is a disappointment. and sweeping changes to america's gun laws, proposed, when police would be able to confiscate your guns. a possibly huge move. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, drama, intrigue, tears, it was almost byzantine. under fire, john boehner narrowly won a first round vote to keep his job as house speaker. it's pretty amazing, because the last time the first round of voting was too close to call was 1923. so after all the votes were meticulously counted, boehner's tally topped out at 220. that is only six more than the bare minimum he needed to keep his job. now, as for the tears, of course,
. >> hi, guys. >> who the hell is wolf? >> jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> who is wolf blitzer. >> no, he said, "who the hell is wolf." >> i know, but i was not going to say that part. >> a very famous quote. >> go down in the history books. >> that was a hoax, that balloon -- it was? >> you can tweet us @wolfblitzer, @katebalduan. >>> "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. >> some american hostages being held in algeria have been released, but a number of the hostages unaccounted for tonight as the raid, we can report, temporarily on hold. >>> plus, the brother of one of the hostages who escaped from his captors recounts his escape. >>> and on the night lance armstrong's confession is set to air, a sports writer who believed him until the very bitter end comes "outfront." >>> i'm erin burnett. good evening, everyone. "outfront" tonight, we have breaking news on the hostage crisis. a fast-developing story tonight. here the latest that we know. we now know that some americans have been freed, but others are still unaccounted for in algeria. a senior american official just confirms to cn
, all three watching, hoping that dream becomes reality. miguel marquez, cnn, savannah, georgia. >> tom tancredo is a former congressman from colorado, maria cardona is a contributor for us. i appreciate your taking the time to join us. representative tancredo, john mccain is part of this bipartisan drupe. like i said, a lot of people together you wouldn't expect to be standing together. but here's what he said about why republicans have to do this deal and do this deal now. >> elections. elections. the republican party is losing the support of our hispanic citizens. and we realize that there are many issues in which we think we are in agreement with our hispanic citizens, but this is a preeminent issue for those citizens. >> obviously, when you look at the election last time, president obama got 71% of the latino vote. mitt romney, 27%. is john mccain right? >> no, he really isn't. he's no more right this time than he was back in, what, '87, when he and another gang tried to put together a very similar bill. he and a member of that time of it was called the mccain-kennedy bill. very si
was coming in april to new york in 1789. >> old traditions meet new traditions. >>> welcome to cnn's continuing coverage of inauguration weekend. i'm erin burnett. >> and i'm john king. we're live in the nation's capital on the national mall for president obama's second inauguration. plenty of excitement. a lot going on in the capital city. cnn going to bring you all the big events and all the highlights. president barack obama's second term is officially under way for seven hours now. he took the oath of office at noon today, january 20th, as required by the u.s. constitution. mr. obama sworn in. a small ceremony using a bible that belonged to his wife's family. chief justice john roberts used a note card this time avoiding, you might remember, the verbal stumble of four years ago. the president, of course, will do tomorrow in public in the traditional setting outside the capital using the same lincoln bible he used four years ago and a bible that belonged to the reverend martin luther king, jr. hundreds of thousands of people from across the country, some from around the world, w
confirms to cnn that the operation seems to have ended for the night, but it is not over. and i wanted to quote what this official told us here at cnn. quote, there are still hostages and there are still terrorists, so tomorrow is another day. the algerian press service reports numerous casualties in the operation. the exact number, still unknown right now. and a lot of questions already are coming from the united states about the algerian government's tactics in the operation that could have put the hostages in jeopardy. now, we also want to let you know that right now, there's a chartered flight en route of bp employees from algeria. it is headed towards london to gatwick airport. now, that could be landing at any moment. we don't yet know if the passengers are any of the freed hostages or if there are americans on board, but as we get that information, we're going to share that with you. the brother of an irish national who escaped from captivity had a harrowing story. he spoke to cnn today and described what happened to his brother. >> yeah, but just found out recently that he'd be
okay, you can finally have your burger. >> reporter: a burger to go. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> whopper jr. little whopper. >> i will tell you, watching that, i'm really hungry now. i know that's bad for me. >> are you going to stauf off? >> no, no whoppers. >> that's it for us. thank you very much for watching. you can always follow what's going on here in "the situation room." you can go to twitter @wo twitter @wolfblitzer. you can follow kate, you can follow me. that's it for us. "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next, cooperation in washington. no, really, this is not a joke tonight. republicans and democrats coming together with a major bipartisan move. this is a major deal, and the fight may be coming. >>> plus, president obama called hillary clinton one of the finest secretaries of state in american history. but guess what? not everybody thinks that's true. >>> and later in the show, a follow up to last week's "outfront" investigation. a catholic hospital says life begins at birth, not conception. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening. everyone.
. now let's bring in john avalon, cnn contributor of "newsweek" and the daily beast. what do you make of that? come in on day one and make a stand against boehner? but you're not signing the grover norquist tax pledge. it's hard to read that. >> a bold move on day one to go against speaker boehner. he clearly did it from a position of principle. he took on a republican congressman, ran a great ad, depicting politicians as pigs at the trough. he's got a very anti-establishment message. and to his credit, he says, look, we need to find a way to work against party lines and he's not signing any pledges. that's a hopeful pledge. but i was really struck, not just by his vote, but the dozen or so folks that voted against boehner and how close this came. >> six votes? >> yeah. >> that's pretty incredible. >> erin, we discussed, sources on the hill have been saying for weeks, boehner's safe, boehner's safe, this turned out to be a real nail biter. it does show that boehner's got a real problem holding together his conference. the lessons he takes from it will be fascinating. but the vote reve
a liquor store. it's enough to give diapers a dirty name. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> you know that dogs are going to smell something. >> that's what i was just thinking, why, oh why, did these women, did anyone think they were going to be able to walk through an airport with cocaine on their tushies? >> put some tape on. >> i'm sure we can all feel bad, but i don't think 9, $10,000 is worth going to jail for a very long time. no more duct tape. >> you can always follow what's going on here in "the situation room." and we will be getting a lot of tweets. >> i'm sure about this last story, definitely. erin burnett "outfront" starts erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> the nra's flip-flop of background checks. why they say they're against them now. plus, bob -- and the man who fooled manti te'o comes clean and talks about his real romantic feelings. a bizarre unveiling. let's go out of the. good evening. i'm erin burnett. tonight, major nra flip-flop. at a hearing today, the head of the gun group shared his thoughts on background checks and as
here at cnn. americans. 92% say there should be background checks in gun stores. 87% on gun shows. the first three words of the constitution are we the people. that comes before, the second, i don't understand. >> so, because it comes chronologically before shall not infringe, it's more powerful? i don't know. >> i'm simply making the point, the people want this. so how is he being political -- >> public opinion has been wrong before. by the way, i don't think that we should -- >> matt, even your own leaders i think disagree with your position. even your own readers want -- >> my readers are to the right of atila the hun. my readers want -- my readers want guns. mandatory. that's what my readers want. obama -- this is something he can try to push through and if republicans don't vote for it, they'll look evil and horrible like wayne lapierre against gabby giffords. >> they're going against the will of the majority of the people. >> exactly. i published an op-ed in the philadelphia inquirer a week ago and in it, i outlined three things we could do to make our streets safer and dry
in ridiculist history indeed. you can watch all the lists on cnn.com. thanks for watching. join me tomorrow. "erin burnett outfront" starts now. >> next, a top republican threatens to shut down the government if the president won't negotiate on the debt ceiling. and one of our guests says the next president of the united states will be black. and why one politician accused of a crime was stripped and beaten. we'll show it to you. let's go "outfront." >>> good friday evening, everyone. i'm erin burnette. "outfront" tonight, on the brink of battle. a threat today from a top republican to shut down the government if president obama refuses to negotiate over the debt ceiling. the second most powerful republican in the senate, minority whip john cornyn of texas wrote in an op-ed today, president obama needs to take note of this reality and put forward a plan to avoid it immediately. will those threats work? a senior democrat says if the republicans don't want to raise the debt ceiling, it will be on their shoulders. >> risking government shutdown, risking not raising the debt ceiling is playing
.w.a.t. team. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> i don't know about you, but i'm scared of bees. >> bees sense fear. just remember that. >> i'm very fearful of them. don't like them. that's it for us. thanks very much for watching. you can always tweet us, tweet me. "outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next, weeks after newtown, another shooting at an american school as two gunmen open fire at a texas college. we go to houston for the latest. >>> plus the family of an american hostage murdered in algeria spoke out today. >>> beyonce's natural anthem. what you may not have known about it. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, a shooting at a texas campus. shots rang out at the lone star community college in houston today in what officials now are blaming on a fight between two people. it was pretty awful to watch. it was so much uncertainty today as we started to see just what those helicopter shots, people running, there were stretchers. no one was sure what was happening, where the shooters were. police and emergency responders swarmed the campus minut
are such an after fr aphrodisiac. jeanne moos, cnn. >> a little dangerous, reckless but i guess romantic. >> how do you get pink smoke to come out? >> because it's engagement. >> i have no idea. i just know california traffic is already bad. >> you ever do any of those doughnuts? >> no, no. i would never say it on live tv if i did. >> we're not doing it either. you can always follow us on twitter. that's it for us. thanks very much for joining us. we'll be back here tomorrow. thanks for watching. "outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next, the united states prepares new offensive against al qaeda. >>> plus, will she or won't she? hillary clinton, robert reish, a man who has known her since he was 19 years old, reacts to our cnn interview and tells us about a date he had with her. >>> apple will launch a new ipad with a very different price tag. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, attack of the drones. the american government is launching a new war, some of this country's 7500 drones may be about to take off with new targets in their sights. today, nija
. jeanne moos, cnn. >> he's the most friendliest labalion you're going to find. >> i was trying to figure out if there was any lion joke that she didn't fit into that piece. >> she wasn't lying. she was telling the truth. >> i couldn't think of a single lion joke to end with. >> does a great job. studies every little frame of that video. remember, you can follow us on twitter. that's it for us, erin burnett that's it for us, erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> next, joe biden's task force on gun policy officially convened today. why he says the white house might have to go it alone. plus, new developments in the aurora theatre shooting. prosecutors say james holmes intended to kill every single person inside the theert that night and "time" called new jersey governor the master of disaster. does it add up? let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, executive power. here's the vice president today talking about what the president is is going to do about guns. >> the president is going to act through
will be speaking with mike rogers and ed royce. >>> we begin with cnn pentagon correspondent, chris lawrence. obviously, this has been developing throughout the day. we have been struggling to chase this down and get the details. the u.s. government says it is taking the lead on the hostage situation. what is it doing to make sure the americans who are being held hostage are safe? >> erin, the first thing they did was to get some satellite surveillance over that area which means that the fbi can now monitor to some extent what is happening on the grown. the next thing the u.s. military did was upgrade the readiness sat tus of the so-called commander's in extremists force, the small lethal counter terrorism force that u.s. african command did not have when that was attacked in benghazi libya. it was stood up and allows african command to have a ready to go special operations team dedicated to hostage rescue and counter terrorism. this team we're told was already on its way to senegal to be in place for any potential missions that might come up with mali. they have been diverted in an undisclo
symptoms before you, says cnn money tech reporter laurie siegel. >> evidence of sneezes, vomiting. ridiculous. >> ridiculous, but fun. >> erica. >> but instead of pointing the finger, point the needle. tv people are quick to bear arms, allowing their own arms to be shot while getting a flu shot. from cnn's anderson cooper. >> the light is glaring off your white arms. >> to the executive producer of the ellen show. >> ow. >> the award for most infectious may go to jennifer lawrence. those little flu shot whimpers are kind of infectious, too. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> should have had it long ago. >> every time i see somebody, it makes me cringe when they're getting the flu shot. anyway, get your flu shots. >> that does it for us. follow us on twitter. tweet me, joe johns. >> and me at kate bolduan. "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. >> "outfront" next, war in mali. leon panetta says america will have a role in the fight. >> plus, president obama holds a news conference and practically dares republicans to shut down the government. >> and another brutal and horrific and b
economic waves from europe don't come crashing against american shores. tom forman, cnn, stevensville, maryland. >>> that's it for us, thanks for watching. "erin burnett outfront starts now." >>> "outfront" next, another school shooting. officials say a 16-year-old student entered a classroom with a shotgun and opened fire. >>> plus, is estrogen the answer for obama or are more women more problems. >>> and breaking news tonight, there is a flu epidemic in america, so why are hospitals overwhelmed, turning people away, and not prepared? let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, a school shooting. officials say a 16-year-old student armed with a shotgun entered a high school classroom in rural california today and opened fire. they say one student he shot is in critical condition tonight. he shot at a second student, but missed. the 16-year-old shooter is in police custody at this hour. our kyung lah is outside taft high school in taft, california. it's about 120 miles northwest of los angeles, as you see there. and kyung, what more can you t
and unemployment and social security and state, my tax rate is 62% to 63%. roland martin is a cnn contributor and so is reihan salam. who also writes for "the national review." all right, i love this story, because this hits on so many things. reihan, let me start with you. a lot of americans are going to have a lot of trouble saying phil mickelson earning $45 million, i really, i do not feel sorry for you. but this isn't really just about the super-rich who are going to pay about two-thirds of their income in taxes, is it? >> yeah. it's also true when you look at california, they raised the rate on those top earners. they also raised the sales tax from about 7.25% to 7.5%. that doesn't sound like a huge increase but the thing is it's already the highest state sales tax in the country, and the reason they're raising taxes on top earners is the same as they're raising the sales tax. it's that california's government is really ridiculously inefficient. it's one of the worst state governments in the country. so if those tax dollars were buying a great efficient terrific public sector, that would
known her since he was 19 years old, reacts to our cnn interview and tells us about a date he had with her. >>> apple will launch a new ipad with a very different price tag. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, attack of the drones. the american government is launching a new war, some of this country's 7500 drones may be about to take off with new targets in their sights. today, nijar's ambassador says he has agreed to let the u.s. military put drones in his country in an effort to gain intelligence on mali, algeria and libya, three spots where we have seen a recent explosion in al qaeda linked attacks on americans. eric schmidt is senior writer for the "new york times" covering terrorism. he broke the story this morning that the u.s. is planning a drone base in niger. the lieutenant general oversaw the first predator drone strike in 2001. in such a crucial question as this war on al qaeda ramps up again, eric, you reported on it today, how big of a deal is this? >> this is a major development by the u.s. military. it creates an intelligence
window. >> are you serious? >> reporter: jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> got a lot of free time, that guy. >> you always say that when people do funny things. >> people do a lot of crazy things. >> not stupid, it was funny. >> that's it for us. thanks for joining us. "erin burnett outfront" starts right thousand. . >>> o"outfront" next, another school shooting. officials say a 16-year-old student entered a classroom with a shotgun and opened fire. >>> plus, is estrogen the answer for obama or are more women more problems. >>> and there is a flu epidemic in america, so why are hospitals overwhelmed, turning people away and not prepared. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, a school shooting. officials say a 16-year-old student armed with a shotgun entered a high school classroom in rural california today and opened fire. they say one student he shot is in critical condition tonight. he shot at a second student, but missed. the 16-year-old shooter is in police custody at this hour. our kyung lah is outside taft high school in taft,
's it for me. i'm brooke baldwin here at the cnn headquarters in atlanta. let's go to wolf blitzer in washington. wolf. >> brooke, thanks very much. >>> happening now, president obama nominates chuck hagel to run the pentagon. calling him a leader our troops deserve. hagel's critics call him profoundly wrong on national security. also, we have new details about a horrifying night in colorado. a police officer cries as he describes a theater floor slippery with blood. >>> plus, a first look at proposed regulations that have would-be gun owners racing right now to buy guns. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> we begin with president obama setting the stage for a new fight here in washington. this time, other the national security team for his second term. the president's nominating the former senator chuck hagel, a republican, for defense secretary, and his counterterrorism adviser john brennan to direct the cia. at least one critic calls the hagel nomination an "in your face" pick. let's bring in our white house corresponde
on issues that may dominate the headlines early this yearment a new cnn/orc poll finds that 48% of americans believe the senate should confirm chuck hague toll become the next secretary of defense. 22% oppose hagel. he is a former senator from nebraska. 30% say they're unsure about hagel. what should be the main folk us in dealing with immigration? 53% say there should be a plan to have illegal immigrants become residents and 43% say deporting them and stopping more from am coulding to the u.s. soon arctic blast and a winter storm could make for a messy and dangerous commute all over new england this morning. jennifer delgado is tracking that storm. >>> you thought it was cold yesterday in washington, d.c. look at the temperatures and what it feels like through parts of the upper midwest, plains, and ohio valley. look at those wind chill values. minus 39 in duluth. minus 22 in minneapolis. of course, these temperatures are barely making it above the freezing mark. and this cold air has invaded parts of the u.s. it's not going anywhere. you can see for yourself, anywhere in blue we have a win
with the euphoric mood of a nation expecting hope and change. cnn has learned the president began working on this address with longtime speechwriter john favreau in mid-december. favreau writes, the president rewrites in the margins in long hand or on yellow pads. >> this is a historical event. you can't help but feel some pressure because of that, and a desire to make those few minutes when you're up there count. >> reporter: inned t etoday's s don't expect policy details. that will come in the state of the union. instead, this address will be heavy on sweeping themes. among them, the responsibility that comes with citizenship. for inspiration, the president read this inaugural. >> ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. >> reporter: a second theme, a call for unity in a time of division. the president read bill clinton's second inaugural. >> will we all come together or come apart? >> reporter: and abraham lincoln's, delivered to a nation divided by civil war. >> with malice toward none, with charity for all. >> reporter: a third theme, renewing o
involving some 2,000 players, claiming the nfl deliberately hid the dangers of head trauma. >> cnn has now confirmed the death of nfl superstar junior seau. >> reporter: on the second day of may last year, junior seau texted his ex-wife and children, "i love you," pointed a gun at his chest, and pulled the trigger. friends and family were left devastated, searching for answers. >> i don't understand who would do this to my son, but i pray to god, please, take me! take me. leave my son! but it's too late! >> reporter: when they learned the 20-year nfl football veteran took his own life, the primary question became, why? close friend marcus wiley spoke to espn shortly after his death. >> we were there for you, man. like, we knew you was a superstar. we knew you were a super person. but come out and tell us that you needed us. >> reporter: seau's family say they never expected he was suffering from head trauma before his death, but as speculations surfaced about his history of concussions, the seaus decided to have researchers study his brain. they recently spoke out about it on abc. >> for u
at cnn. here's what she told them about her future. >> right now, i am trying to finish my term as secretary of state and the president and i had a good laugh the other night because, you know, i am out of politics right now and i don't know everything i'll be doing. i'll be working on behalf of women and girls. i'll be hopefully writing and speaking. those are the things that i'm planning to do right now. >> so what do you think as someone who's known her and you knew her in those years, 19, right, when we all were as idealistic and rosy-eyed about the world as we could possibly be. >> well, look, hillary clinton we see today is obviously more sophisticated and a little bit more wizened than the hillary clinton i knew when she was 19, but the young hillary clinton, hillary rodham, in those days, was incredibly talented, incredibly bright, determined, ambitious, had a very deep sense of social justice and really wanted the world to change and was determined to be a leader. i don't think the hillary clinton we know today is all that different. but let me just say this. she has be
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